Stuart “Gene” Schenck age 75 of Coffeyville passed away on September 23, 2018 at his home with his family by his side.
Gene was born on December 4, 1942 in Independence to Clarence and Beulah (Swan) Schenck. He attended local schools and graduated from Independence High School, he continued his education at Independence Community College where he earned his associates degree. In 1960 at the Coffeyville Drive In Gene met the love of his life, Phyllis Farlow. The couple was united in marriage six years later in Wayside. Gene joined the Army National Guard where he proudly served until receiving his honorable discharge. The couple made their home in Coffeyville, where they were blessed with a son and a daughter. He cherished his family, being a devoted husband and very involved dad was his knack in life. From being involved with his sons Boy Scouts to playing with his daughter in the doll house he was there for his family in every way. Gene worked for Sherwin Williams until its closing and then going to SEKTAM where he was a machinist until his retirement in 2008. Some of his favorite hobbies were just being outdoors, fishing, camping, and anytime he could be with his grandchildren. Gene was a relaxed person, known for his easy going demeanor he was always one you could get along with and he loved to joke around with his family and his friends.
Gene’s memories will live on with his wife Phyllis, son Chad Schenck his wife Misty, daughter Alisa Lindley her husband Geoffrey, grandchildren Alec, Kayla, and Jordan Schenck, Jacob and Olivia Lindley.
He now rests with his parents and brother Jimmie Schenck.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 10:00am at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel. Interment will immediately follow at Havana Cemetery. Friends are invited to sign the register and greet the family on Friday, September 28, 2018 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the Chapel. The family suggests memorials be made payable to Stephenson Cancer Center and they may be sent in care of Ford-Wulf-Burns Chapel 2405 Woodland Ave. Coffeyville, KS 67337. To leave the family a message of condolence, please visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel